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Why is having a healthy respiratory system important? I need some advice.

Why is having a healthy respiratory system important? I need some advice.

Biased answer: Coming from the lung department, I may be a bit biased, but there's not much you can do without oxygen (O2). Consider having poor lungs - depending on the type of lung impairment one has, the O2 may not be passed to the blood efficiently or the O2 might not be able to get into all of your air sacs as they should. O2 is needed to generate enough ATP, the fuel your body needs for...well, everything ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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My colleague uses a lot of hand sanitizer to clean her tables. Can the alcohol evaporated from the sanitizer damage the eyes and respiratory system?

My colleague uses a lot of hand sanitizer to clean her tables. Can the alcohol evaporated from the sanitizer damage the eyes and respiratory system?

Unlikely an issue: Direct contact of the sanitizer with the delicate surface of the eye would be harmful. However, the dissipation of the alcohol vapor as it evaporates from the cleaned surfaces has such a low concentration that harm to the eyes or lungs would be unlikely. Using such products in open spaces is less worrisome than those that are confined and poorly ventilated . ...Read more

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What are some household chemicals that are harmful to the respiratory system?

What are some household chemicals that are harmful to the respiratory system?

All: All house hold chemicals have potential harm to some people. The us government require a special label explaining how each product is to be used and what precautions to take when using. Never take for granted using a simple benign looking product without following the directions. Fatal combination of products can occur easily if you don't read carefully what the label says! read label! ...Read more

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I am a high school health science teacher and we are covering the respiratory system. I need to find out what conditions a bronchoconstrictrictor would be rx'd for.

I am a high school health science teacher and we are covering the respiratory system. I need to find out what conditions a bronchoconstrictrictor would be rx'd for.

None: Bronchoconstrictors reduce the lumen of the brochus and bronchioles. These are not used clinically as they cause breathing problems. Bronchodilators open the airway and are commonly used for the treatment of asthma or emphysema. ...Read more

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Asthma might lead to some problems. How does the respiratory system work with scuba diving?

Asthma might lead to some problems. How does the respiratory system work with scuba diving?

Asthma will be prob.: The diving medical community is divided on the question of asthmatics diving. The uk, which has the most permissive guidelines, allows people with well-controlled asthma, who meet several additional criteria, to dive under certain circumstances. In australia, it is essentially forbidden for asthmatics to dive. You should consult a diving medicine specialist in your area for specific details. ...Read more

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Dr. George Yang
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Respiratory (Definition)

Respiratory is also known as Respiratory system. Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more